Southern Writers Magazine’s 2018 Holiday Catalog

Books always make a great Holiday gift for book-loving friends and family.https://view.joomag.com/southern-writers-2018-holiday-catalog-2018-holiday-catalog-winter-03-11-2018/0805503001541365002?short

No matter the turmoil or tragedy that Shiloh struggles to overcome, the tradition of “Christmas in Shiloh” heals all wounds and brings the community together again. It’s the legacy of rural small-towns that I believe many of us wish to return back to…

Happy Holidays to our growing network of friends and family.
Thank you for a momentous 2018!

Southern Voices from the Past – Corra Harris

Corra Harris, 1869-1935 wrote her Circuit Rider’s Trilogy from 1910-1921.

Novelist Corra Harris forged the way for Southern women writers in the early decades of the 20th-Century. Her notoriety as a humorist, southern apologist, and torchbearer of the premodern agrarian life developed through countless published short stories and essays in the likes of Saturday Evening Post, Harper’s, Good Housekeeping, Ladies Home Journal, and other notable periodicals. Mostly self-taught during her formative years raised in North Georgia, Corra married a Methodist minister, but she became a life-long widow by 1910. Faced with financial responsibilities, she focused on her writing out of necessity.

Corra’s most notable works were A Circuit Rider’s Wife (1910), A Circuit Rider’s Widow (1916), and My Son (1921). The trilogy focused upon the story of itinerant Methodist preacher William Thompson and his wife, and their life together traveling his church circuit in North Georgia. Her stories portrayed rural mountain folklife, and the hardships circuit ministers during that time in an earthy simplicity that readers have enjoyed over the years. In 1998 her Circuit Rider’s Wife was republished by University of Georgia Press

Source: New Georgia Encyclopedia

T. M. Brown, Southern Author
Southern Collective Experience

Why Southern Literature Resonates

Why does Southern literature appeal to audiences decades after their authors have left us? Why do their books line our bookshelves as timeless classics? Would you consider reading more about Corra Harris?

What other Southern classics would you include on our list of timeless and borderless must-reads? I welcome reading what you would add to the list of past Southern Voices and Classics.

Visit my webpage for a list of my scheduled appearances at various indie bookstores and workshop venues throughout the South in the coming weeks and months. Learn how past Southern Voices have influenced me to write my stories – Sanctuary, A Legacy of Memories and Testament, An Unexpected Return.

Southern Voices from the Past – Caroline Miller

Throughout my upcoming book tour during the Fall of 2018, I’ll be focusing on former Southern voices that forged the way for all Southern authors…

Caroline’s inaugural novel, Lamb in his Bosom (1934), won the Pulitzer Prize for literature. Caroline was the first Georgian to earn this esteemed award which changed Caroline’s life forever, and the floodgates opened for future Southern female voices.

The pioneer women in her family and hometown stories passed down as she grew up became the inspiration for Caroline’s writings. As an adult, she visited older folks throughout her community, pen in hand, to capture more stories from the past. Their tales of the past, replete with colorful backcountry sayings and distinctive dialects, made it into her book Lamb in His Bosom.

“Don’t let people tell you there is no drama in your life, or that your surroundings are too colorless for novel material. If you can’t find the novel in someone else’s life, look into your own. Perhaps you don’t have any Georgia pines to write about, but there is something else quite as lovely in your life. I am certain of that. There never was another you. Write the way you feel it.” Caroline Miller.

Excerpts from Biography of Caroline Miller.

Watch for more Southern Voices from our past that have established what it means to be a Southern Voice today.

T. M. Brown, Southern Author – Stories with a Message

Sanctuary, A Legacy of Memories
Testament, An Unexpected Return
Theo Phillips and his wife Liddy face the challenges of retiring in Shiloh, a time-lost South Georgia town after years away from their rustic roots.
 

A bit older, and hopefully a bit wiser too.

A Novel Idea Author Event

Here are some photos and a video from a recent participation as a part of a troupe of authors participating in Alpharetta, GA for “A Novel Idea – Author Evening.”

Here’s Chapter Two from Testament, An Unexpected Return that I used in the reading to the audience Sunday night.

Testament Chapter Two Reading

One earns the other on your shelf
Two books linked with their unforgettable setting and colorful characters

SANCTUARY SPECIAL OFFER – Found Extra First Editions!

SANCTUARY SPECIAL OFFER!

My wife, Connie, cleaned our garage today. We discovered two boxes of First Edition copies of Sanctuary – 30 books! They are no longer in print since the revised, updated 2nd edition released in January 2018. So what should I do? How about a limited quantity, Sanctuary Special Offer?

What’s the difference?

Sanctuary-Single-Book

1st Edition, February 2017

versus

2nd Edition, January 2018

First edition does not include the new epilog and the reviews on the back cover. Also, the first edition was printed by Ingram/Lightning Source as a Print-on-Demand book, which I never liked. That’s why all my new books are quality printed by my new publisher. Otherwise, there is virtually no noticeable difference, and it’ll be a cost-effective means to prepare you for the new sequel, Testament, An Unexpected Return (March 2018).

If you’d like to save $8.00 plus the postage so you can read Sanctuary:  On a first. come, first serve basis, you can get this limited quantity of signed copies, postage paid, for only $10.00.

To get yours, just email Mike@TMBrownAuthor.com. Provide your contact information and we’ll do the rest.

BUT, hurry!

(You can pay by check or pay the $10.00 via PayPal for safe, convenient order processing. You can have your book delivered within the week.)

Thanks.

Mike

Liddy’s Peach Cobbler!

Food, family, faith, and football define what it means to be Southern! Bon appetit! I had fun sharing a recipe’ from Shiloh…
T. M. Brown is a Southern boy at heart, although he’s lived and traveled in many states far removed from his beloved boyhood roots in Georgia and Florida. He returned to his Southern roots several years ago while his two sons were still in school and regularly traveled throughout the South before returning to college shortly after his youngest son graduated. In the last fifteen years he has preached, taught and coached in Alabama, Georgia and Florida until his wife and he moved outside of Atlanta and retired to write, travel, and spoil grandchildren.

 

Mike Brown’s Latest Book Release – Testament  

In this sequel to Sanctuary, A Legacy of Memories, Theo and Liddy are finally sinking deep roots into their new hometown of Shiloh. Friendships are blossoming as Liddy ponders an offer to become the new art teacher at Shiloh High while Theo sends off his manuscript for Jessie’s Story to be published. Life appears to be settling down, but ominous shadows from the town’s past herald more tragedy lie ahead in little old Shiloh.

Mike’s recipe for Liddy’s Peach Cobbler

The following recipe comes from the kitchen of Connie my wife for the past 45 years. Her cooking inspired the inclusion of many scrumptious food mentions in my stories. The ingredients are simple and easy to have on hand and takes no time at all to whip up a batch. What makes Liddy’s Peach Cobbler so special is the warmth of Liddy’s personality which makes everyone feel welcome.One box of favorite yellow cake mix
Two 16 oz cans sliced peaches with heavy syrup
One stick butter
Cinnamon
Vanilla Ice Cream

Grease 9×13 casserole dish. Sprinkle half of the cake mix in the bottom of the pan. Pour all the peaches with syrup evenly around the pan. Sprinkle remainder of cake mix on top. Lastly cut butter into small pieces and distribute on top. Sprinkle on some cinnamon. Bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes, until brown. Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Enjoy!